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    This National Guard position is for a AIR CARGO SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D1965000 and is part of the MA ANG 104th FW, National Guard.

    • This is a Bargaining Unit position. The unit point of contact for this position is: SMSGT PAT RENNA, patrick.renna.1@us.af.mil
    • dual AGR AD 104-21-90

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    (1) Formulates, implements, and documents programs to train Wing augmentation in support of Wing air transportation deployment functions to ensure effective and efficient operations of installation deployment processes. As a minimum, develops deployment lesson plans for the following areas: Material Handling Equipment (MHE) such as K-Loaders and forklifts, Load Planning Overview, Cargo Preparation/Pallet Build Up, Ramp Coordinator, Cargo Deployment Function work-centers (i.e., In-Check, Cargo Marshalling Yard, Joint Inspection, Hazardous Cargo Handlers, Explosives Safety, Quality Control, and Load Teams) and the transportation portion of the Passenger Deployment Function. Coordinates with Traffic Management and deploying units requiring hazardous material technical specialist training.

    (2) Provides sound advice and technical expertise on air transportation issues to the Installation Deployment Officer, all Squadron, Group, and Wing commanders. Makes appropriate recommendations and implements changes within the element and associated processes. Provides hands-on training and classroom instruction for other service components in the area of load planning different airframes for unit deployments. Conducts briefings on explosive, ground, and flight line safety. Wing focal point for requesting Opportune Airlift/Special Assignment Airlift Missions (SAAM) and identifying limiting factors to higher headquarters.

    (3) Ensures items offered for transport by air meet proper specifications to maximize safety and security of the aircraft, aircrew, cargo and passengers. Plans, schedules, and trains Air Transportation Operations Element Drill Status Guardsmen on the inspection and operations of aircraft loading equipment; mobility/contingency functions (i.e., load planning, pallet buildup, cargo courier responsibility and hazardous cargo preparation); and all core Career Field Education and Training Plan tasks.

    (4) Monitors and administrates data systems, within the technical and functional parameters and standards established by USTRANSCOM and in coordination with the Assistant Under Secretary of Defense for Transportation Policy, to integrate DOD transportation information worldwide and provide transportation and In-Transit Visibility (ITV) data for commanders at all levels. Utilizes automated systems, such as the Global Transportation Network (GTN), Cargo Movement Operation System (CMOS), Global Air Transportation Execution System (GATES), Global Decision Support System (GDSS), and Single Mobility System (SMS) for In-Transit Visibility.

    (5) Coordinates on development and application of base-wide air terminal operation plans supporting wartime operations, contingencies, natural disasters, and incidents on/off base.

    (6) Controls all aircraft cargo space allocated to each mission and is responsible for obtaining maximum utilization on each mission. Plans, selects, sequences, and monitors each aircraft cargo load and initiates and ensures all cargo manifests are prepared. Obtains maximum utilization of space using automated programs such as Automated Air Load Planning System (AALPS). Preplans and computes aircraft load distribution using automated programs, manual methods, and/or other weight and balance computation methods. Initiates and provides load plans using computer assisted programs and manual computation when required. Selects loads based on destination, aircraft center of balance space assignments, cargo compatibility, and other criteria (i.e., movement priority, etc.).

    (7) Inspects cargo received for airlift to verify eligibility and ensures proper documentation, packaging, and marking in accordance with applicable DOD directives. Assembles and palletizes break bulk loads. Sequences aircraft loads, loads/offloads aircraft at air terminals, contingency areas, and other locations for airlift. Transports loads to and from aircraft and staging areas. Loads and offloads aircraft using 463L MHE such as K-Loaders, 10K standard and 10K A/T forklifts and other types of equipment. Follows prescribed loading and safety procedures, calculates load restraints and secures cargo with appropriate devices and equipment. Performs joint inspections (JI) of cargo and vehicles prior to manifesting and loading of items for air shipment. Checks cargo against manifests and annotates overages, shortages, or damage.

    (8) Serves as the wing focal point for 463L pallet and net management. Ensures accountability and required reports are submitted to NGB. Conducts periodical inspections to ensure serviceability of on hand pallets and nets within the wing.

    (9) Performs other additional duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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